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The Magic of Disney Customer Service Experience

February 24, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 242

What makes Disney parks such a magical place? Is it really magic? I think that we all know that Disney isn't really magical. But Disney's team, from management, to front-line park and service employees have mastered the process of creating magical customer experiences. Disney is famous for their customer-focused training regiment for all of their employees at their resorts and theme parks.

Disney isn't just about catering to a specific niche of customer. People come from all over the world, and many plan years in advance before visiting Disney's theme parks and resorts. Because of the expectation of a magical experience, Disney's customer service focus HAS to be based on creating magical experiences for all of their customers ("guests").

Service at Disney, involves 3 aspects of "Magical" guest experience.

The Magic of Setting

At Disney's parks, guests are treated to re-creation of famous Disney settings. Visiting the various areas of the park, guests are immersed in the Disney experience and feel as if they're a part of Disney. Every detail of the settings counts towards creating that magical customer experience.

Your customer experience setting will be wherever your customers interact with your people and systems. Every detail of the encounter sends a message to the customer. Phone calls, emails, live chat, even Web sites speak to customers. What's the message you're sending? Does it say "we care about the customer"?

The Magic of Cast

Think of your last Disney experience? What were the people like? At Disney, all "Cast" Members (employees at the park) are friendly, approachable, and helpful without being condescending or mechanical.

At Disney, every team member knows, studies, and understands the behaviors, mannerisms, terms, and values that are specific to his or her job function.

Every job function is measured against the core service values of the organization.

The Magic of Action

At Disney, team members are trained to look for combustion points. Combustion Points are where even finely tuned, positive customer experience processes break down, creating negative customer experiences.

Where are the combustion points at your organization and within your team? What are your positive customer experience creating areas where because of break downs, system failures, or poor performance by team members, negative experiences breed?

Disney focuses on uses cast-guest communication, guest-flow, and service attention processes to eliminate or control these points.

Your customer service can be magical too!

Disney sets the customer service bar high with their attention to every detail of the customer experience. But their successes are focused around effectively implementing these keys to creating amazing and magical experiences for all of their guests.

The Disney service model can be applied in any organization if management and team members are committed to creating magical experiences for their customers. The model isn't expensive or complex. It simply requires commitment on the part of the individuals involved to creating a magical experience for each customers.

Flavio Martins is The Customer Service Management Coach. As a blogger and service fanatic, bad service keeps him up at night so he's on a mission to show that excellent service can be consistent, simple, and easy.

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